Restorative Practices for Faith Communities 319
Restorative Practices for Faith Communities 319
2019-03-16 10:00:00
2019-03-16 16:00:00
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

Type of event: Training

Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings On Hudson, NY

This is a reschedule for the event on January 19 that was snowed out. 

Covenant is the silk that joins UU congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith. But what do we do when covenants are broken?

Restorative practices, which involve the skilled use of Circles, provide an opportunity to identify and address harms, restore relationships and mend community.

Grounded in tools of healthy communication, this training will give an overview of restorative practices, skills and will include hands-on Circle exercises to use what you’ve learned. We especially encourage Youth Leaders, Committees on Ministry and Church Boards to attend.

Restorative Practices are grounded in familiar practices: Youth Touch Groups, Covenant Groups, Chalice Circles, and respectful, direct, honest communication.

For Youth and Adults!

Values of Circles:

  • Leadership is Shared
  • Grounded in Mutuality
  • Deep Listening
  • Personal Connection
  • Based on Respect and Accountability
  • Inclusive

Registration fee is $30 per participant, includes lunch. If you are unable to pay the full amount, you can take a partial or full waiver. Please indicate this on the registration form.

Youth are welcome to attend this event. A youth must attend with their parent or guardian or attend with a completed permission form and a sponsor. Download the form as a pdf or word document.

Register Now
Registration deadline is March 11, 2019. Registration is capped at 40 participants. If the form is no longer accepting submissions and we are not yet at the deadline, please contact Amy Kent akent [at] uua [dot] org to be placed on the wait list.

Childcare is available, please indicate your need on the registration form. Deadline for childcare requests is March 7th.


25 Old Jackson Avenue
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First Unitarian Society of Westchester
25 Old Jackson Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
United States
First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

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